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  • Schüll, Natasha (2008-12)
    This class explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of ...
  • Jaffe, Robert L.; Taylor, Washington (2008-12)
    This course is designed to give you the scientific understanding you need to answer questions like - How much energy can we really get from wind? - How does a solar photovoltaic work? - What is an OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy ...
  • Lee, Young (2008-06)
    This course offers an introduction to probability, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Numerous examples are used to illustrate a wide variety of physical phenomena such as magnetism, polyatomic gases, thermal ...
  • Morse, Kenneth; Lehrich, M. Jonathan; Locke, Richard; Loessberg, Shari; Huang, Yasheng (2007-12)
    Entrepreneurship in the 21st century is evolving. Because of global changes in technology, communications, and capital markets, today's innovative startups are building successful companies in countries around the globe, ...
  • Kaiser, David (2006-06)
    This class explores the changing roles of physics and physicists during the 20th century. Topics range from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to high-energy physics and cosmology. The course also examines the development ...
  • Breslow, Lori (2006-06)
    This seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. Topics include: using current research in student learning to improve teaching; developing courses; ...
  • Vuletic, Vladan (2006-06)
    This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics, introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions.
  • Chakrabarty, Deepto (2005-12)
    Elementary mechanics, presented at greater depth than in 8.01. Newton's laws, concepts of momentum, energy, angular momentum, rigid body motion, and non-inertial systems. Uses elementary calculus freely. Concurrent ...
  • Bertschinger, Edmund (2005-12)
    This course is the second in a series on Electromagnetism beginning with Electromagnetism I (8.02 or 8.022). It is a survey of basic electromagnetic phenomena: electrostatics; magnetostatics; electromagnetic properties of ...
  • Zwiebach, Barton (2005-12)
    This course is the second course of the quantum field theory trimester sequence beginning with Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I (8.323) and ending with Relativistic Quantum Field Theory III (8.325). It develops in depth ...
  • Kardar, Mehran (2005-12)
    Statistical Mechanics is a probabilistic approach to equilibrium properties of large numbers of degrees of freedom. In this two-semester course, basic principles are examined. Topics include: thermodynamics, probability ...
  • Mirny, Leonid; Kardar, Mehran (2005-06)
    Statistical Physics in Biology is a survey of problems at the interface of statistical physics and modern biology. Topics include: bioinformatic methods for extracting information content of DNA; gene finding, sequence ...
  • Chuang, Isaac; Ketterle, Wolfgang (2005-06)
    This is the second of a two-semester subject sequence beginning with Atomic and Optical Physics I (8.421) that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics. Topics ...
  • Becker, Ulrich J. (2005-06)
    Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The courses are offered by the MIT Physics Department, and are usually taken by Juniors (hence the name). Officially, the courses are called ...
  • Zwiebach, Barton (2005-06)
    Introduction to the main concepts of string theory to undergraduates. Since string theory is quantum mechanics of a relativistic string, the foundations of the subject can be explained to students exposed to both special ...
  • Wyslouch, Boleslaw (2004-12)
    Formal introduction to classical mechanics, Euler-Lagrange equations, Hamilton's equations of motion used to describe central force motion, scattering, perturbation theory and Noether's theorem. Extension to continuous and ...
  • Chen, Min (2004-12)
    Survey of current research in High Energy Physics. Topics include electron-positron and proton-antiproton collisions; electroweak phenomena, heavy flavor physics, and high-precision tests of the Standard Model. Other topics ...
  • Greytak, Thomas John, 1940- (2004-06)
    Introduction to probability, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Random variables, joint and conditional probability densities, and functions of a random variable. Concepts of macroscopic variables and thermodynamic ...
  • Kardar, Mehran (2004-06)
    A two-semester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in 8.333: the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Postulates of classical statistical mechanics, ...
  • Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946- (2004-06)
    Second term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Interacting electron gas: many-body formulation, Feynman diagrams, random phase approximation and beyond. General theory of linear response: dielectric ...
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